Can the touch of a rock god last forever?
Legendary alt rock singer, Aubrey King, is making a comeback after many years out of the spotlight. Rumors of his sexuality have always dogged him, and while he’s never come out publicly, his reasons for leaving the industry had nothing to do with his fear of discovery. What matters to him is the music. That’s his truth, and so far, his only real love. He aches to find someone to share his life with, but his propensity to fall fast and hard—along with chasing men he knows can never be his—has left him all alone.
Rock journalist Bryan Gallagher was first turned on to rock music at the age of twelve when he became obsessed with Aubrey’s band, Falling in Stereo. His friends, and even girlfriends, would sometimes tease him that he was hot for Aubrey. But it was all about the music and nothing else—at least that’s what he’s always told himself. When he’s approached about helping Aubrey write his memoir, it’s not only a dream assignment, but an exciting opportunity to work closely with his idol.
When Bryan meets Aubrey, the electric heat between them is unnerving. He’s further confused by how intense Aubrey’s attraction toward him is and how deeply they connect over their shared obsession of music. While Bryan struggles with uncertainty regarding his own sexuality, he also has to navigate through the perils of working with a lover and keeping their relationship a secret.
But Bryan’s biggest struggle of all might be determining whether declarations of true love from a rock star can ever be trusted.
This book has been previously published, and is a newly revised and expanded edition.
Rocked Hard, the newly revised and expanded formerly, Rockin’ the Alternative by Morticia Knight brought two men, both entrenched in the music industry and both very alone, together for a passionate roller coaster.
Aubrey, classic rocker on the comeback after many years of hiatus, enlisted Bryan, fan extraordinaire, to write his memoirs, capturing the rise and comeback of a music legend. Bryan in his own right was a prolific rock music writer and jumped at the chance to imbed himself in Aubrey’s life and become part of something special. A longer version than the original published story, Ms. Knight dove into the men’s lives expanding and giving us a greater depth into the psyche, love for each other, and the ups & downs of their surrounding turmoil.
Although slightly dark with a tinge of sadness, an air of vulnerability pervaded through Rocked Hard, as each man bared his soul and spoke of forever’s as opposed to one night stands. I adored Aubrey and his almost shy demeanor and defenselessness. A man with the world at his feet, one who brought music to life, was simply a man who desired to be cherished and loved. He wore his heart on his sleeve, thus creating an ethereal quality which permeated through Ms. Knight’s writing; his charisma, trepidations, and sincerity in his love for the music and Bryan.
The sex was hot and steamy, allowing the characters to drive their sexual dalliances as opposed to a story of misplaced encounters which were forced and regimented. Ms. Knight created an almost voyeuristic story, allowing us to peek into Aubrey and Bryan’s lives; in the music studio, relaxing on the couch, in the bedroom~ Rocked Hard, a must read, created by a prolific writer.
A five handcuff review
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